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Visitors to CataVinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room are treated to a flight of six hand-selected wines tied together by a common theme. On Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays, folks taste their way through six wines?along with cheese and crackers as palate-cleansers: each week, the wines might all hail from the same country, or they might focus on a holiday, such as "Thanksgiving Feast Wines." The themes change weekly, but the atmosphere stays the same, with visitors invariably meeting someone new as they sip their wine flights. For customers ready to commit to a whole bottle, the shop has a full selection of reds, whites, sparkling, and dessert wines, including domestics and imports from around the world. They're modestly priced, too?hundreds of them are under $15. For special occasions or as gifts, the team packages custom-designed?wicker gift baskets, alongside goodies like chocolate, bruschetta sauce, cheese, and olives.
3063 N Alvernon Way
Tucson,
AZ
US
Passionate about food ever since he was a youngster, Stephen Hurd began his culinary career in his teens, working his way up the ladder with jobs at various restaurants. So began a 25-year career at country clubs and restaurants such as Washington D.C.?s Watergate Hotel, where Richard Nixon famously declared, ?I am not a crook!? while stuffing his pockets with another table?s dinner rolls. These days, Stephen showcases his culinary talents at his own eatery, Relish Kitchen and Wine Bar, where he crafts a global menu from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. Said global flavors range from blackened mahi served over sweet cornbread pudding to Mediterranean pasta chock-full of grilled chicken, artichokes, and cilantro pesto. Open for lunch five days a week, he assembles made-to-order sandwiches, salads, and dressing made from scratch. To complement the fare, bartenders pour local and familiar wines by the glass, fill pints with regional beers, and mix classic cocktails. Sports games stream on the dining room?s four large flat-screen TVs, and stunning views of the Catalina Mountains await on a spacious outdoor patio.
4660 E Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson,
AZ
US
Popcorn Country's sweet and salty, crunchy snacks are available in four sizes of tins in 30 styles, including solid metallics and seasonal, special-occasion, and University of Arizona Wildcats designs. Minimalist kernelists prefer the monochromatic elegance of Popcorn Country's white popcorn, simply accented with a light dusting of salt. For those whose popcorn preferences veer toward the more daring, 10 salivary-gland-tickling flavors are available: caramel, yellow cheddar, white cheddar, kettle korn, confetti, pepperpot, butter pecan cinnamon, jalapeno, and chocolate drizzle (seasonal). Snackers who live in abandoned grain elevators can use the bags from "Just the Corn" for ottomans as well as sustenance. A giant bag includes the equivalent of a two-gallon canister of American-grown hybrid gourmet popcorn ($7.50).
3914 E Grant Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US
Wine Depot opens its cellar doors just once a week, at which point vinophiles can pour inside to peruse rare, handcrafted, Old World German wines in more than 30 varietals. Wine Depot's oldest supplier boasts a start date of 1464, back when grapes were new to the planet and thought they'd never experience the fate of raisins. The specialty store's mammoth cellar maintains a proper storage temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit, ensuring all 20,000-plus bottles ($14–$600, $20–$30 on average) stay tasty and fresh. Sips range from crisp, mineral-forward pinot grigios to richly tannic cabernet franc, and semisweet and dry rieslings lend classic German tastes to atypical German breakfasts made of pizza puffs. To aid patrons in decision making, the experienced staffers at Wine Depot host a schedule of free weekly wine tastings, each offering samples of five handcrafted wines.
3840 E Grant Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US
Lukes Italian Beef is the perfect place for sweethearts to share a plate of pasta Bolognese. No need to miss out on Lukes Italian Beef just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Gather the whole family for a trip to Lukes Italian Beef — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. null The average check at Lukes Italian Beef will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Lukes Italian Beef since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
4444 E Grant Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US
Brewing just 90 gallons at a time, the brewers at Sentinel Peak Brewing Company nano-brewery maintain tight control on the quality of their beers by hand-crafting such small batches. Often inspired by their travels, the resulting beers include a roster of regulars and a handful of seasonals, such as the Haboob IPA, and the Summer Scorcher Citrus Ale. At the brew-pub, visitors can sip on their ultra-fresh, unfiltered beers alongside an impressive menu of beer-friendly eats, such as soft pretzels and buffalo-chicken paninis.
4746 E Grant Rd.
Tucson,
AZ
US
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